Shadow on the Crown (The Emma of Normandy Trilogy #1)

27 January 2020 | By Patricia Bracewell | Filed in: 11th century.

A rich tale of power and forbidden love revolving around a young medieval queen In 1002, fifteen year old Emma of Normandy crosses the Narrow Sea to wed the much older King Athelred of England, whom she meets for the first time at the church door Thrust into an unfamiliar and treacherous court,

I Am the Chosen King (Saxon #1)

27 January 2020 | By Helen Hollick | Filed in: 11th century.

In this beautifully crafted tale, Harold Godwinesson, the last Saxon King of England, is a respected, quick witted man both vulnerable and strong, honorable and loving and yet, in the end, only human After the political turmoil and battles leading up to 1066, we all know William the Conquerer takes

The Forever Queen (Saxon #2)

27 January 2020 | By Helen Hollick | Filed in: 11th century.

What kind of woman becomes the wife of two kings, and the mother of two Saxon England, 1002 Not only is thelred a failure as King, but his young bride, Emma of Normandy, soon discovers he is even worse as a husband When the Danish Vikings, led by Swein Forkbeard and his son, Cnut, cause a

Queen Hereafter: A Novel of Margaret of Scotland

27 January 2020 | By Susan Fraser King | Filed in: 11th century.

Refugee Queen Saint In eleventh century Scotland, a young woman strives to fulfill her destiny despite the risks .Shipwrecked on the Scottish coast, a young Saxon princess and her family including the outlawed Edgar of England ask sanctuary of the warrior king Malcolm Can, who shrewdly

The Pillow Book

27 January 2020 | By Sei Sh┼Źnagon | Filed in: 11th century.

The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon is a fascinating, detailed account of Japanese court life in the eleventh century Written by a lady of the court at the height of Heian culture, this book enthralls with its lively gossip, witty observations, and subtle impressions Lady Shonagon was an erstwhile

Lady Macbeth

27 January 2020 | By Susan Fraser King | Filed in: 11th century.

I am granddaughter to a king and daughter to a prince, a wife twice over, a queen as well I have fought with sword and bow, and struggled fiercely to bear my babes into this world I have loved deeply and hated deeply, too Lady Gruadh, called Rue, is the last female descendent of Scotland s most

The Bastard King (Norman Trilogy, #1)

27 January 2020 | By Jean Plaidy | Filed in: 11th century.

This glorious novel chronicles the life of William the Conqueror, the bastard son of the Duke of Normandy, from childhood until his death in 1087 He is destined to succeed his father as the Duke of Normandy but questions about his legitimacy mean he consistently faces challenges from potential

The Song of Roland

27 January 2020 | By Unknown | Filed in: 11th century.

On 15 August 778, Charlemagne s army was returning from a successful expedition against Saracen Spain when its rearguard was ambushed in a remote Pyrenean pass Out of this skirmish arose a stirring tale of war, which was recorded in the oldest extant epic poem in French The Song of Roland, written

The Diary of Lady Murasaki

27 January 2020 | By Murasaki Shikibu | Filed in: 11th century.

When I go out to sit on the veranda and gaze, I sem to be always conjuring up visions of the past The Diary recorded by Lady Murasaki c 973 c 1020 , author of The Tale of Genji, is an intimate picture of her life as tutor and companion to the young Empress Shoshi Told in a series of vignettes,

Queen of the Conqueror: The Life of Matilda, Wife of William I

27 January 2020 | By Tracy Borman | Filed in: 11th century.

Around the year 1049, William, Duke of Normandy and future conqueror of England, raced to the palace of Baldwin V, Count of Flanders The count s eldest daughter, Matilda, had refused William s offer of marriage and publicly denounced him as a bastard Encountering the young woman, William furiously